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Cowboy Up (2001)

Two brothers, One is a bull rider, the other a rodeo bullfighter/stock contractor, clash over the love of barrel racer Celia Jones, while each comes into their own in their respective field in the rodeo world.

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Two brothers, One is a bull rider, the other a rodeo bullfighter/stock contractor, clash over the love of barrel racer Celia Jones, while each comes into their own in their respective field in the rodeo world.

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Rated PG-13 for language, a scene of sensuality, and brief violence | See all certifications »

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This movie remained on the shelf for a long time because the original distributor went bankrupt. See more »

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Ely Braxton: I didn't choose rodeo, it sort of chose... me.
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Referenced in Veronica Mars: Of Vice and Men (2006) See more »

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Bad story. Good everything else.
5 September 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Cowboy Up" revolves around a contemporary rodeo bull-rider (Thomas), his family, and friends. Earnest in purpose with good art and technicals, this flick (aka "Ring of Fire") fizzels on story. The central character is a stoic, brooding, self-centered, self-destructive guy haunted by patriarchal issues making it difficult to really care about him and how the film plays out. The film is also fraught with inconsistencies such as Sutherland telling his brother not to ride of it will kill him and later telling him he'll be fine....etc. "CU" may have some entertainment value for those interested in rodeo though serious cowboys will likely scoff at this clumsy story and be disappointed in the minimal amount of actual rodeo action in the film. Best saved for broadcast. (C-)


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